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First post, by Predator99

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I installed a modern SS7 PC and installed Windows 98 on it. I didnt like to have more cables here therefore I took a random WLAN-PCI card I found in a scrap box. Was not easy to find infos about setting up WLAN in Windows 98, so here how I did it for my future reference 😉

Card:
Belkin Wireless G+Desktop Card
Model no. F5D7001
FCC ID: K7SF5D7001B
Broadcom BCM4318 BCM4318EKFBG 43xx/Bcm94309mp

According to the official page its Version 2xxx and Windows 98 is unsupported:
https://www.belkin.com/uk/support-article?articleNum=5069

According to this page you can use different drivers:
http://retrosystemsrevival.blogspot.com/2018/ … windows-9x.html
(BROADCOM_Bcm94309mp_MINI_PCI.ZIP)

Then for WLAN configuration you need another Software which is not included. I used the one included in the Version 1xxx driver package of above mentioned Belkin page (f5d7001_1212.exe).

EDIT: For WPA2 you also need i.e. Odyssey (OdysseyClient9x.exe), see below.

Linking with my WPA AP was no problem, also got the IP via DHCP without further config.

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Reply 2 of 8, by Predator99

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Wait...its actually not WPA2 but WPA...sorry for that.
I think I was rather lucky with my selection anyway. It was on the top one on my pile and dont know why I kept it at all, usually I dont keep WLAN cards...

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Reply 4 of 8, by Predator99

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Only WPA indeed, sorry.

Thanks for the link, will read...

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Reply 5 of 8, by dr_st

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Rats, and I just got my hopes inflated. 😀

That's not so bad, though. Many routers allow combined WPA/WPA2 encryption, so a lot of people would be satisfied with that.

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Reply 6 of 8, by Predator99

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Yes, I just checked. Thats why I was thinking I have WPA2. My router is configured to use WPA/WPA2 and my other devices connect via WPA2...

But maybe its possible to select WPA2 with another configuration software under Win 98? Maybe I will the check the one from the link you provided later.

The card itself should support it...

Reply 7 of 8, by Predator99

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So the Ralink Client didnt work with the card but I installed Odyssey (OdysseyClient9x.exe) over the previous setup and that seems to work with WPA2:

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Reply 8 of 8, by dr_st

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That's great. Odyssey Client is a generic utility that often enables WPA2 when the hardware supports it but the official utility does not.

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